Presentation on theme: "A Look at Wants and Need Chapter 1. Learning Objectives After completing this chapter you will be able to: State the differences between wants and."— Presentation transcript:
Learning Objectives After completing this chapter you will be able to: State the differences between wants and needs Describe how limited resources relate to wants Identify business activities that are used for products and services List the two factors that motivate businesses Explain the relationship between business and you.
Business in Today’s World Wants and Needs of Your Sanctuary
Revamp Bedroom Worksheet Amount to SpendFrom $_______to $____________ Size and Shape of Bedroom Color Theme Curtains Posters Doorway(for example: bead curtains, hanging shapes and so on) Closet(for example:walk-in, organized, sliding doors, mirror, rotating clothes rack, and so on) Extras(for example: private bathroom, window seat, entertainment area, sitting room, fireplace,mini refrigerator, desk bookshelves, and so on)
An Abundance of Wants Wants are things you wish you could have. Private wants Mountain bike New car Public wants Highways Education
Satisfying Wants and Needs Needs are necessary wants Food, shelter and clothing Businesses assess consumer needs and provide goods and services. Goods can be physically weighed and measured Services are tasks that people perform
Unlimited Wants, Limited Resources Resources – anything that people can use to make or obtain what they need or want. Examples: Fuel timber Labor Money Resources limit the number of wants people satisfy.
Decision-Making Process 1. Identify the problem 2. List the alternatives 3. Determine the pros and cons 4. Make the best decision 5. Evaluate your decision
Fast Review Define wants, needs, goods, services, and resources. What is the difference between public wants and private wants? List the steps in a decision-making process.
What is Business Business is an activity that seeks profit by providing goods and services to others
Business Activities Determine opportunities for products and services Evaluate the demand for products and services Obtain funding set up and manages all factors for producing goods and services Produces the goods and services Market the goods and services Keeps records to satisfy government requirements and analyze how to improve production and sales.
Business Motivations Profit is the amount of money left over after a business has paid for the cost of producing its goods and services. Competition – the contest between businesses to win customers
Business and You You as a Consumer A consumer is a person who selects, purchases, uses, or disposes of goods and services You as a Wage Earner
Fast Review Explain the functions of business. List the business activities that happen behind every product or service How does business affect you as a consumer and as a wage earner?
Self Discovery in Business The value of knowledge What do you like?
Fast Review Why is it important to understand business today? How will knowledge help your career?
Wants are things you wish you could have Needs are things you need for survival, like food, shelter and clothing Goods satisfy you wants and needs for material things that you can touch Services satisfy some of your wants for things you cannot see or touch
Business activities include determining opportunities for Products or services Evaluating the demand Obtaining the funding Setting up and managing all factors needed for production Producing the goods or services Keeping records
Both profit and competition motivate business to meet wants and needs
Business affects Consumers by the products or services it decides to offer You as a wage earner by determining the types of jobs that will be available You affect business What products and services you buy How you work